FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan website devoted to reducing the level of confusion and deception in U.S. politics, yesterday was named by Time.com as one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without.”
FactCheck, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, joins web heavies such as Google, Amazon, Ebay, ESPN, Wikipedia and NPR on Time.com’s list of “must-click” sites.
“We’re delighted to be included on such a list. Because we’re FactCheck.org we’re obliged to note that, speaking literally, Time.com probably could live without us. Nevertheless, to be listed along with giants like Google and Ebay is an unexpected honor,” said FactCheck’s director Brooks Jackson.
FactCheck is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and scrutinizes political ads, campaign statements and partisan issues for accuracy, utilizing original source materials to document errors and exaggerations. The site uses as its motto a statement from the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”